Golf Lodge Schloss Auel

The Golf Lodge is situated in the middle of the grounds and golf course of Schloss Auel in Germany’s Bergisches Land. The new building stands in confident dialogue with its surroundings – distinctively modern in character, it nevertheless integrates harmoniously with the nearby complex of listed buildings.

The structure, which takes the form of a traditional long house, is constructed entirely of wood. But you’ll be forgiven for not noticing this from the outside, however, since the building is clad in slate – a reference to the traditional local architectural style. The surfaces of the walls and roof blend into one another, lending the building a monolithic character. The slightly asymmetrical window openings also create tension within the simple façade. Meanwhile, narrow roof dormers set vertical accents on the otherwise closed roof surface. The attic is fully glazed on the front side, which features balconies that extend over the full width of the building. The red painted wood cladding of this front creates a visual link to the neighboring buildings.

The four double bedrooms on the ground floor each have their own entrance; the two suites and a fifth double room on the upper floor are reached via a concrete and steal external staircase. The sleek elegance of the architecture is carried over to the interior design. In contrast to the dark facades, the rooms are clad in light-coloured Black Forest silver fir, with darker colour contrasts provided by the sanitary areas; these take the form of black cubes set into the rooms, with slate walls and floors. The windows look out onto the leavy natural landscape or the historic neighbouring buildings.

What to do

Horseback riding, walking and hiking, biking, canoeing, golf, trips into the Bergisches Land, city breaks (Cologne - Bonn)

Why we like this house

The contemporary architecture sets a counterpoint to the historical ensemble without stealing the limelight.

This house is great for

Perfect for golfers, but also nice for anyone looking to unwind and relax in natrual surroundings. Events can also be organized in the castle (for example for family reunions, meetings).


Region/Town DE – Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rheinland, Lohmar
Name Golf Lodge Schloss Auel
Scenery Amidst meadows and forests in the Bergisches Land
Number of guests max.14: 5 double rooms + 2 suites
Completed 2016
Design Bernd Oxen, oxen architekten, Köln
Published Cube Magazin Cologne Bonn
Awards Holzbaupreis NRW 2018
Architecture Modern
Accomodation Hotel
Criteria Rooms for 1-2 (hotel), Garden, Golf, Hiking, Meeting, Restaurant


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